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Milam Commissioners approve declaration for upcoming eclipse

Milam County Commissioners approved a disaster declaration for the upcoming solar eclipse among other things during their meeting on Monday.

Commissioners officially approved the disaster declaration clearing the way for access to resources should the county need them on April 8.

Officials say that the eclipse will bring people from across the nation to the areas that fall into the area where the eclipse is most visible across Central Texas.

Milam County Judge Bill Whitmire said that the state recommends that counties directly involved in the eclipse’s impact approve the declaration specifically to have immediate access to necessary resources.

In other business commissioners also: discussed a fee increase for the county’s temporary water line permit; tabled a contract with CTWP copy machines; tabled the approval of a mass gathering permit for Burning Flipside 2024 at Apache Pass until a public hearing can be held; approve the use of Purple Wave to auction miscellaneous items from the county; and approved a bond limit of $100,000 for the treasurer of Milam County Emergency Services District No. 1.

The Cameron Herald

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